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					Fibromyalgia is a rather uncommon condition that currently affects around
2 percent of the population. However, that statistic could be wrong due
to the unpredictability of symptoms that can identify this condition.
Such symptoms that can ultimately stem from fibromyalgia include pain
that is not exclusive to a single part of the body, insomnia and other
sleep ailments, and certain conditions that already exist. These
preexisting conditions consist of depression, irritable bowel syndrome,
and headaches. Fibromyalgia itself is defined as a condition where pain
is widespread throughout the body that is triggered by an unusual
stimulus such as a handshake, hug, and even a slight touch. There are 3
non-medicated alternatives to the treatment of Fibromyalgia: Acupuncture,
Chiropractic services, and Physical Therapy. These services are all
offered at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine.      Physical therapy
uses several different methods to treat fibromyalgia. The most common is
using exercise to increase muscle balance on trigger points (sources of
aching) that cause pain. These exercises are not only easy, but
effective. Another way to help with pain is by using hot or cold packs on
areas where discomfort is most severe. This is called hydrotherapy, and
is used by the majority of physical therapists because they both have
healing benefits. Ice therapy reduces swelling, and heat therapy allows
for blood, oxygen, and nutrients to flow faster through the body.
Physical therapists at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine also use
TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) units to treat pain by
sending minute amounts of electricity into nerve pathways. This is
especially beneficial to fibromyalgia patients because it allows a relief
of pain in the exact place of discomfort.     Chiropractic care focuses
on placing skeletal systems in proper structure. With fibromyalgia
patients, chiropractors can adjust parts of the body such as the neck and
spine, in order to relieve trigger points. Our chiropractic staff at
Performance Spine and Sports Medicine also use an instrument called the -
œactivator gun-• which can pinpoint areas of tenderness and relieve
bodily stress.     Acupuncture is a common treatment for fibromyalgia. It
works by inserting thin, almost sensation less needles into sore areas of
the body. These needles help relax skin and muscles within a short range
of where it was inserted. It works the same way for all people, and in
some cases can be deemed more effective for fibromyalgia patients because
of the accuracy of treatment. No fear of needles is necessary because
acupuncture has been proven to be one of the safest and painless methods
of treatment to date.        To Find Out Further Information or To Make
an Appointment Simply Click This Link: Spinal Decompression
Lawrenceville




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